What You Need to Know About Procyclidine
Procyclidine is a prescription medication that treats involuntary muscle movements relating to conditions such as Parkinson’s and dystonia. It works in the body by blocking a substance called acetylcholine, which reduces muscle stiffness and rigidity. The drug has shown to improve mobility, particularly in those with Parkinson’s disease. Procyclidine also stops or reduces sweating and saliva production, and it may be helpful to those who suffer from painful spasms caused by certain psychiatric drugs.
Procyclidine can also cause dependency, withdrawal symptoms and addiction. Individuals sometimes fake certain symptoms in an attempt to secure Procyclidine. Since Procyclidine slows breathing, combining it with another substance such as alcohol can have devastating results.
Procyclidine Side Effects
Procyclidine causes a long list of unpleasant physical and emotional effects, even when taken precisely as directed. You might notice feeling unusually drowsy or dizzy when taking Procyclidine. Other symptoms — such as nausea, constipation, blurry vision, flushing and dry mouth — are also common.
If you need to take Procyclidine for an extended period of time, these symptoms may eventually disappear. If your medical history includes alcohol or drug abuse, taking Procyclidine is not wise, as it may be addictive. You should also exercise caution in hot weather or during vigorous activity, as the risk of hyperthermia is great.
Procyclidine is linked with psychotic and addictive behavior. If you take Procyclidine with anti-anxiety, anti-seizure or antipsychotic medications, such as Risperidone, serious consequences can result. Antihistamines can also react negatively with Procyclidine.
Overdose is possible, especially when combined with alcohol. If you notice symptoms such as shallow breathing, unconsciousness, fever, flushed or hot and dry skin, dilated pupils or a slow heartbeat, get professional medical help immediately.
Although the effectiveness of Procyclidine is apparent in individuals who have conditions such as Parkinson’s, increasing anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that the drug can cause addictive behavior, especially in those with a past history of substance abuse or a mental or behavioral health disorder. One Procyclidine patient in the U.K. visited the emergency department of a hospital three times in one month for more drugs, claiming symptoms of dystonia.
Am I Addicted to Procyclidine?
If you take Procyclidine, and you think you have a dependency problem, ask yourself:
- Have I sought out Procyclidine by faking symptoms of a condition such as dystonia?
- Do I take more Procyclidine than I am supposed to?
- Have I taken so much Procyclidine that I suffered a psychotic episode or can’t remember what happened?
- Do I spend increasingly more time thinking about or planning trips to get Procyclidine?
- Have I taken Procyclidine from someone who really needs it in order to get high?
- Do I suffer from withdrawal symptoms when I stop taking Procyclidine and go back to using so they’ll go away?
- Do I combine Procyclidine with other substances such as alcohol to get a stronger high?
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